Shirley Jones

Marty Ingels dies at 79; comedian known for his raspy voice and marriage to Shirley Jones

Marty Ingels dies at 79; comedian known for his raspy voice and marriage to Shirley Jones

After Marty Ingels and his wife, the actress Shirley Jones, went through a painful, yearlong separation, they arranged to meet for a reconciliation session at their therapist’s office.

Ingels, a compulsive comic who had a brief TV and film career but never entirely left the stage, entered wearing a big hat and playing a trombone.

“Well, looks like you haven’t changed a bit, Marty,” the therapist said.

The couple got back together, and remained happily married.

Ingels, a raspy-voiced Brooklynite who co-starred with John Astin in the early-1960s sitcom “I’m Dickens, He’s Fenster,” died at Tarzana Medical Center on...

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